Oysters with Mignonette, Caviar and Chives
"I could write a whole book on my love affair with oysters. When oysters are present or on the menu you know there is something or someone to be celebrated like a birthday, anniversary or Christmas. It just wouldn’t feel like Christmas in Australia without some freshly shucked oysters accompanied by a mignonette sauce. I also added some pink caviar and fresh green chives to make these even more festive as we lead up to Christmas."
-- @daenskitchen


Prep time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 1 dozen freshly shucked oysters
  • 2 shallots, very thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Chives
  • Pink caviar


  • Step 1

    Combine the shallots, vinegar and brown sugar and leave to marinate overnight or for a minimum of one hour in the fridge.

  • Step 2

    Plate your oysters and dollop a small amount of pink caviar onto them and a sprinkling of chives. Serve with the mignonette sauce and enjoy!